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Recent guest reviews

I loved everything about the property I’ll definitely be coming back really soon.

Nice hotel, great location, and well designed rooms and common area amenities. I would look to book here first before checking other hotels in the area.

Very nice hotel with quality amenities. Since it was our first stay, we were upgraded to a beautiful two bedroom with a view. Would stay again.

Gorgeous hotel - perfect stay with our teenage son looking at colleges. Walnut St Cafe was so good for dinner that we went back for breakfast (which was also great!). Beautiful gym, pool, golf simulator

Had a very nice room - but guests next door had a loud unrelenting party, and the hotel did nothing to remedy this - so I couldn't sleep! Will not be returning to this place.

A wonderful experience all around. It’s definitely a little ways away from the city center but we were able to take an Uber easily and quickly. Amazing views from the room! Nothing but good things to say about this modern sheek hotel.

Hotel was really nice and clean. One out of the three elevators were working one day, so the wait time was long since we were on the 31st floor. Also the walls are thin, I could hear conversations and movements (whenever someone would push a chair back) etc. I’m a light sleeper so that didn’t really help. But overall a very nice and comfortable hotel room. The view was awesome.

The hotel has beautiful, modern decor. There were some issues that made my stay less convenient. The staff was excellent and did their best to help address these issues. The internet for my room did not work and after 15 minutes of trouble shooting with the desk clerk, I finally ended up getting the login for a different room. The hotel rooms lighting was annoying- there were 4-5 smaller lamps and it took awhile every morning to find all of the lights to turn on and off. Finally, I wanted to check out late by 1-2 hours so I could change after my meeting. However, any late check out required 50% of the hotels room rate. In short, this is an aesthetically beautiful hotel but there are other, less expensive hotels nearby that would have made my stay more pleasant.

Amazing hotel! And a real bargain for the extraordinary room.

From the atmosphere to the pool, the hotel overall felt cold and univiting.

The hotel is very nice. We had a suite with a wonderful view of the city and everything was so comfortable. The amenities are definitely worth the price. I only wish I had booked it for longer. Note that parking is not actually on the premises but next door to the hotel. I drove around the block a few times looking for their advertised valet parking.

The room was beautiful and very clean. We had a great view and the staff was very professional and responsive.

Nothing to write. The AC need to be adjusted. Air blowing in your face

Walnut St Philadelphia PA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to University of Pennsylvania and Walnut Street
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in University City, AKA University City is adjacent to University of Pennsylvania and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Walnut Street. This 133-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 133 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers and ironing boards. Limited housekeeping is available.


Property features

Built in 2017, the brand new AKA University City offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. If you drive, self parking is USD 26.00 per day, and there's also a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a terrace.

Room options

Premium Penthouse, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom (with Library)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Premium Penthouse, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for AKA University City

Everyone (13)
5
Everyone

By on Oct 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2019

Thank you for the review! Your comments are always appreciated. - Tony D'Erasmo Assistant Front Office Manager

5
Family with small children

I loved everything about the property I’ll definitely be coming back really soon.

By on Jul 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2019

Dear Traveler, I am so happy to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back many times in the near future! Best Regards, Michael Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Nice hotel, great location, and well designed rooms and common area amenities. I would look to book here first before checking other hotels in the area.

By on Dec 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2018

Thank you for your feedback and gracious review! We are so pleased your enjoyed your stay with us.

5
Everyone

Very nice hotel with quality amenities. Since it was our first stay, we were upgraded to a beautiful two bedroom with a view. Would stay again.

By on Oct 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 19, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your upgraded suite. The views from AKA University City are exceptional, and we cannot wait to welcome you back in the future! Best Regards, Michael Weaver Front Office Manager

5
Everyone

Gorgeous hotel - perfect stay with our teenage son looking at colleges. Walnut St Cafe was so good for dinner that we went back for breakfast (which was also great!). Beautiful gym, pool, golf simulator

By , from Massachusetts on Oct 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2018

Kris, We are delighted that your stay with us went so well. We know how hectic visiting colleges can be, and we are glad you chose us for your comfort and relaxation. If your son decides to attend college in Philadelphia, we would very much love to welcome you back to AKA! Regards, Michael Weaver Front Office Manager

2

nice hotel with bad guests

Everyone

Had a very nice room - but guests next door had a loud unrelenting party, and the hotel did nothing to remedy this - so I couldn't sleep! Will not be returning to this place.

By , from New York, NY. on Feb 11, 2018

5

home away from home

Everyone

A wonderful experience all around. It’s definitely a little ways away from the city center but we were able to take an Uber easily and quickly. Amazing views from the room! Nothing but good things to say about this modern sheek hotel.

By on Nov 26, 2017

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Hotel was really nice and clean. One out of the three elevators were working one day, so the wait time was long since we were on the 31st floor. Also the walls are thin, I could hear conversations and movements (whenever someone would push a chair back) etc. I’m a light sleeper so that didn’t really help. But overall a very nice and comfortable hotel room. The view was awesome.

By , from VA on Nov 13, 2017

3

beautiful hotel but less convenient

Everyone

The hotel has beautiful, modern decor. There were some issues that made my stay less convenient. The staff was excellent and did their best to help address these issues. The internet for my room did not work and after 15 minutes of trouble shooting with the desk clerk, I finally ended up getting the login for a different room. The hotel rooms lighting was annoying- there were 4-5 smaller lamps and it took awhile every morning to find all of the lights to turn on and off. Finally, I wanted to check out late by 1-2 hours so I could change after my meeting. However, any late check out required 50% of the hotels room rate. In short, this is an aesthetically beautiful hotel but there are other, less expensive hotels nearby that would have made my stay more pleasant.

By on Nov 6, 2017

5
Everyone

Amazing hotel! And a real bargain for the extraordinary room.

By on Nov 6, 2017

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